Nikki DeLoach

Awkward's Nikki Deloach has signed on for a recurring role on The CW's Ringer, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

DeLoach, who portrays the mother of Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) on the MTV series, has been cast as Shaylene, the oft-mentioned stripper whose murder Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) witnessed. The smart and savvy exotic dancer will be seen through flashbacks.

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The 32-year-old actress, whose credits include Days of Our Lives and Windfall, will first appear in the March 6 episode.

Ringer returns Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 9/8c on The CW.